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About Alligator Soul

Come, Eat...Drink...and Relax Your "Soul".

Alligator Soul is a beautiful unpretentious fine dining restaurant.

We offer a full bar, lounge with Romantic fireplace where guests can relax and have a cocktail before dinner or dessert after dinner.

Alligator Soul"s credo: From the moment you walk in the door, until the moment you leave...it's all about you!

We take pride in the care we give to each of our guests, the ambiance we provide, in addition to the upmost quality and value we place with every dish we make.

Whether you have dietary allergic restrictions, or you choose a vegetarian or vegan diet, we can accommodate your needs.

114 Barnard Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Beginning January 7th, Open Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Broughton/State

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 232-7899

Website:
http://www.alligatorsoul.com/

Entertainment:
Overhead music, mostly blues, ie Buddy Guy, Etta James, BB King, John Lee Hooker with splashes of Johnny Cash, Allison Krauss, etc.

Public Transit:
There is bus transportation within and without the city limits and the guest would need to contact the City of Savannah for bus routes and schedules.

Executive Chef:
Stephen McLain

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining room that comfortable seats 12 guests with a minimum of 9 and a semi private room that comfortable seats 26 guests with a minimum of 20-22 depending on the day of the week. There is no room charge with a minimum guaranty. Anything less than the minimum will result in a room charge.

Private Party Contact:
Maureen Craig: (912) 232-7899

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alligator Soul Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Special Occasion (58)
Creative Cuisine (56)
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Romantic (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Local Ingredients (36)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Cozy (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Organic (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vegan (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

The staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was great. The Red Deer was done to perfection. My daughter had the Flounder featured a wonderful almondine crust and a flaky texture.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasure and an honor to eat at Alligator Soul! Had an excellent server, really knew the gluten free path for my date and had the sense of humor and confidence to really make it a fun evening! The food of course ... phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

My daughter and I were visiting Savannah, and we had a great time at Alligator Soul. The food was delicious, and the service was great, highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

Alligator Soul is a must for us when visiting Savannah. The food and service is just outstanding. Our server, Daniel was very knowledgeable about the menu and even provided information about local areas we had questions about. The Oysters A La Soul are my favorite appetizer and were delicious as always. Red deer was the exotic offering for the evening and it was cooked perfectly. This has to be the best restaurant in Savannah!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Still our favorite restaurant in Savannah . Great cocktails and food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a really nice dinner here. They do push the culinary envelope a bit. I had gator egg rolls as an appetizer, something I wouldn’t normally eat . Shrimp and grits for entree and a delicious salted caramel martini after dinner. They do offer an exotic meat entree. The night I went they featured red tail deer, though they sometimes have elk and other venison. Overall everything was well prepared and my server, Davis, was attentive without being intrusive

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had a issue with one of the drinks. Spoke with the waiter about it. He was very kind on his response. The manager then come to the table and was extremely rude so we just excepted the drink as it was. Very embarrassing to business partners. Great Food but would not recommend for busseniess outings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Service was satisfactory...but food underwhelming 😔

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ryan our waiter was excellent. He steered us to great menu selections and recommended a less expensive wine that was perfect!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We ordered a bottle of wine and it took 45 minutes for it to come, and when it did it was the wrong bottle. So another 10 passed before it arrived. Then we didn’t get our food until 1:30 after we sat down, and both dishes were cold. We then had to hurry as we had plans after dinner but we were told they could get us another dish because it takes no time.... Having waited an 1:30 for food and it wasn’t very busy at all (Tuesday night) we were in sheer disbelief but sure enough if showed right up. We ended up having to scarf down our food but had lost our appetite. Dinner wasn’t cheap either . We complained and nobody ever came to talk to us. Probably one of the worst restaurant experiences we’ve had in a very very long time. Very disappointing since we were celebrating our anniversary and this place had had such good reviews.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We always enjoy eating here when in Savannah. But this visit may be our last. From seating to completion was over 3 hours, most of which was spent waiting on our food. And it was a 'not crowded' weeknight. We took friends with us for this visit and were a bit embarrassed as we had bragged so much on this place based on our past experiences.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was excellent. The plates are extremely small. Flavor was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary. It was our first time going there, and we were extremely impressed with our waiter and the taste of the food! I had the gumbo and my husband had the steak. Both meals were so delicious! We were impressed with our whole experience from beginning to end. We will definitely be going back there, soon!

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Easily one of the best meals we have had in Savannah! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and was quick to offer suggestions and even convince us to try some items outside of our typical choices - and we were not disappointed. The exotic specialty was a Red Deer that was sensational! It was cooked to perfection and is pretty much what dreams are made of.

The drunken mussels are addictive. The broth was so good that I just wished I had things to dip in it (or that it was appropriate to drink) it was just that good!

Atmosphere was romantic but the temperature of the restaurant was a bit on the warm side. Their organic cocktails are made very well and I recommend trying the Etta James. We definitely plan on returning!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with incredible food. Service was amazing and will definitely go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The appetizers were great and our server was nice yet she seemed rush and busy, not allowing us to interact with her and learn more about the history of the restaurant. For the thousands of places we could have eaten I will not go back to alligator soul.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Alligator Soul was amazing- you must go there if you’re in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Didn’t enjoy shrimp and grits. My husbands hilboy was excellent.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is quite simply one of the South's finest dining experiences.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband and I visited for our 3rd Anniversary and had a wonderful experience! The food was flavorful and unique! The server was knowledgeable and attended to our needs quickly and efficiently. Our third experience here was memorable!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Disappointed in the service and noise level. Could not have a conversation due to noise level. The Baby Back Gumbo was not edible, pouring of Proseco was poor, asked for it to be served with meal, was served before meal and improperly poured, was warm before meal arrived. Sazerac coctail served in a small juice glass! Poor experience for a fine dining class restaurant and not worth prices charged

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a must dine when in Savannah. It is top notch and they have some unique dishes (elk, ostrich) along with great scallops, must have bread and wonderful service and cocktails. Go here as we have been multiple times and it is excellent.

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The place was beautiful inviting and welcoming . The staff was polite and patient ..offering help and accommodations along the way ...wonderful experience ...

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve been dining at Alligator Soul since 2008 and their service and creativity remains top notch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Lovef the shrimp and grits. Daughter had gumbo. I had a taste it was wonderful as were the diver scallops. The banana dessert was to die for.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The banana beignets were wonderful! I also liked the Etta James cocktail.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Found Alligator Soul online and wanted to go here after reading the menu. The food was great and our server Matthew was excellent. It was a little big noisy from a private group in the next room (separated by only two curtains from the rest of the dining room). We had a great experience nonetheless. We'll book again when we're back in Savannah!

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, excellent atmosphere. Unfortunately the service was extremely slow. Almost an hour before we got our dinner. By this time I wasn't even hungry. Also the table next to us was extremely loud

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The overall dining experience was a good one. Excellent service and attention. Unfortunately my filet Mignon was dry and ambiance of low lighting made my ability to check the temperature of the steak was medium rare was difficult. The restaurant tried to accommodate my gluten free diet, but not a lot of options. My husband's wild boar was also dry with little sauce. Loved the mushroom arugula salad! We were recommended by friends for the unique menu choices, but food was not what we were expecting.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Travel the world for work an such this is one of our favorite restaurants. A top five and a must visit if you have the opportunity.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was ok. Food was pricey and service was rather slow but still good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful spot. Great authentic soul food. Tasty. Service wonderful

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Filet was excellent and oyster appetizer is even better. One ordered the Elk and didn't care for it. Great desserts and a wonderful waiter.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was absolutely amazing! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 24, 2017

What an awesome experience! We loved the food and the service, and they went a step above for our special evening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Walked in and immediately greeted by name, correctly assumed we were reservation to be seated in a moment. Many said happy anniversary as we went to table. Had a small box labeled happy anniversary to my husband and me. Food was a bit different from norm and incredible! We shared dishes to be able to taste more,without asking kitchen plated on two plates for us so both had lovely presentation. Much nicer than many old famous restaurants in area, this is a real gem for a special meal.
Be aware it is a steep flight of stairs down to get to front door of restaurant NOT handicap friendly

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My tuna was delish but hubby filet wrapped in bacon was good but not not great. The mushroom salads were delish and the croutons in my salad were amazing! We enjoyed our night but had better while in Savannah. We did get a special little box of tiny pies for my husband's birthday though. Nice touch.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere were all very good. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions. The only negative was the bland Alligator Soul Chardonnay. We would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great out of the way place. Menu is unique, but a bit on the pricey side. Enjoyed our dining experience and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the best places I have been too period! Ambiance was spectacular, really well laid out and classic in a modern hip sort of way. I had a vegan meal that was outstanding and my husband had an alligator roll and Elk as a main course. We both thought our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. I am from NY, just outside of the city and have eaten at many fine places... this place is a real gem!

Tags: Romantic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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